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Barbie Is Coming To COSI

In today’s world, the idea of imagining and achieving anything you set your mind to has never been more empowering.

And what better way to celebrate the spirit of limitless potential than through the iconic Barbie? Opening its doors at COSI on October 4, 2023, “Barbie You Can Be Anything: The Experience” is an exhibition that promises to take visitors on an inspiring journey of dreams and possibilities.

Let’s dive into this extraordinary celebration of 60 years of Barbie, exploring the diverse careers she has embodied and the impact she has had on generations of young minds.

Unleashing Imagination: Be Anything with Barbie

At the Barbie experience, guests are encouraged to unleash their imaginations and explore a world of endless dreams. From the courageous pilot soaring above the clouds to the adventurous surfer catching waves, the curious robotics engineer, and the intrepid wildlife photographer capturing jungle moments, there are no limits to the paths you can traverse.

This exhibit embodies the essence of Barbie’s message: You can be whatever you aspire to be, regardless of your gender, ethnicity, or background.

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Inspiring Generations: Barbie’s Legacy

Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has been more than just a doll; she’s a symbol of empowerment and inspiration. Generations of girls have looked up to Barbie, finding in her the motivation to dream big and defy societal norms.

Through the years, Barbie has evolved to represent various careers and has continually adapted to reflect the changing world. At the exhibit, visitors can marvel at the evolution of Barbie dolls, learn about the visionary behind the iconic doll – Ruth Handler – and discover the rich history behind her creation.

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Exploring Diverse Careers: From Pilot to Robotics Engineer

“Barbie You Can Be Anything: The Experience” showcases 11 different careers that Barbie has taken on throughout her existence. From exploring the vastness of space as an astronaut to breaking gender barriers as a robotics engineer, Barbie has shattered stereotypes and shown that girls can succeed in any field they choose.

The exhibit allows visitors to delve into more than 200 careers Barbie has embraced over the years, providing a glimpse into the endless opportunities awaiting young minds.

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Breaking Barriers: Celebrating Trailblazing Women

Apart from showcasing Barbie’s diverse roles, the exhibit pays tribute to real-life trailblazing women who have broken barriers and defied odds to excel in their respective fields. Visitors will have the chance to learn from powerful women throughout history who have paved the way for future generations, demonstrating that with determination and passion, one can make a significant impact on the world.

The activities and displays are thoughtfully designed to ignite the spark of limitless potential within each person who walks through the exhibit. It serves as a reminder that embracing our dreams and pursuing work that excites and fulfills us can lead to a better and more fulfilling life.

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The upcoming “Barbie™ You Can Be Anything™: The Experience” at COSI promises an unforgettable journey through the decades of Barbie’s influence on the world. From being an astronaut exploring the cosmos to breaking barriers as a robotics engineer, Barbie has continually shown that dreams have no boundaries.

By celebrating her legacy and the diverse careers she has embodied, the exhibit will undoubtedly leave visitors with a renewed sense of inspiration and the belief that they too can be anything they desire.

For more info, visit cosi.org/barbie.